Boston Bruins: Adam McQuaid will be missed

The Boston Bruins had a bevy of defenseman and a move seemed imminent. On Wednesday, Bruins fans lost one of their favorite players as Adam McQuaid was traded to the New York Rangers.

Someone had to go. The Boston Bruins had a boatload of defenseman. Everyone can’t play and with some young guys making an impact in their rookie season some older guys are going to have to take a backseat.

On Wednesday the Boston Bruins traded Adam McQuaid to the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick.

I’m glad to see that the Bruins got some draft picks out of the deal. This will ensure that the Bruins are set up for the future. The head scratcher is why the Bruins got another defenseman. I would have rather seen them get a young forward who they can develop into a quality a player. There is no need for another defenseman.

Kampfer is an okay defenseman at best. He actually started his career with the Boston Bruins. In his career, he has played in 166 games and has 10 goals and 16 assists. I expect Kampfer to be a fill-in guy when someone needs a break or gets injured.

Why the Bruins will miss McQuaid

The Boston Bruins may not miss McQuaid’s stats, but they will definitely miss him on the ice. McQuaid is a presence whenever he hops over the boards.

McQuaid leaves it all on the ice. Whether it is laying the lumber or diving in front of a slapshot, he gives his all. McQuaid wasn’t the greatest goal scorer, but he was a quality defenseman. He didn’t make a ton of mistakes and could turn the tide of the game.

The defenseman could also pump up his team by dropping the gloves. It looks like the torch has now officially been passed to Kevan Miller. He is the lone enforcer on the team now.

McQuaid seemed to get injured a lot. This probably was a reason he was moved. Even though I love McQuaid it was the smart move to get rid of him. Kevan Miller is a much better defenseman overall.

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It looks like the New York Rangers love making trades with the Boston Bruins. Maybe we will see some more traded in the future.

 

 

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